In a week where Emily Eavis said that Glastonbury 2021 is ‘not cancelled yet’ UK Music outlined a clear strategy to protect and support the multi-billion pound live music industry so it is ready to restart when safe to do so later this year.
A must-read for anyone working in or supporting the music industry and UK Music Ltd Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin explains why:
“While this pandemic is still raging and continues to cause devastation to lives and livelihoods today, there is an endpoint in sight. The government is rolling out the vaccine and is openly speculating about returning to normal by the spring – but there is a serious risk that even if this proves to be a reality, lack of notice and available insurance options will mean much of the 2021 summer music season can’t go ahead.”
“With the right support the live music industry can be at the forefront of the post-pandemic recovery and play a key role in our country’s economic and cultural revival – but there will need to be a concerted effort from industry and the Government together if we are to let the music play and save our summer.”